Halloween is so fun. It is the first big holiday that kids get to celebrate during the school year and before Thanksgiving and Christmas. Although some decorations and costumes can be very frightening, kids love the idea of being a little scared. These painted rock zombies are definitely on the silly side and lots of fun for kids to make. Whether you are a teacher looking for a craft for your students, or a parent looking for a way to spend time together, these are perfect.

I know that you will have lots of fun making these painted rock zombies.

Painted Rock Zombies


  • 2-3” oval rocks
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Green acrylic paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Googly eyes (various sizes)
  • Black pipe cleaner
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Pencil
  • Mod Podge (optional)


Paint the entire rock green (tip: place a bit of putty on the back of the rock to stick it to your craft surface while painting).

Allow to completely dry.

Draw zombie features onto the rock (mouth, nose, wrinkles).

Paint features black.  Add white teeth.

Seal with a coat of Mod Podge (optional).

Cut the pipe cleaner into 1” sections.

Glue the googly eyes to the front of the rock.

Bend three of the pipe cleaner pieces and glue to back of the rock

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